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Crossfire 0.92.9 Announcement

There isn't any major changes made in 0.92.9, but there are numerous bug fixes - several that will fix frequent cores. You will need to look at the CHANGES file for a full listing.

So on to the real release information:

There are four separate tar archives in the Crossfire 0.92.9 distribution:

sums (bsd) filename

  • 34110 759 crossfire-0.92.9.arch.tar.gz
  • 53167 745 crossfire-0.92.9.doc.tar.gz
  • 56686 1904 crossfire-0.92.9.maps.tar.gz
  • 34633 1882 crossfire-0.92.9.tar.gz

crossfire-0.92.9.tar.gz contains the actual program code. See the CHANGES file in this archive for everything that has changed. It also contains pre-made archetypes and image files (along with postscript spoiler and handbook), so that the crossfire-0.92.9.arch.tar.gz file is not needed.

crossfire-0.92.9.arch.tar.gz contains the unpacked archetype (arch) directory. This file is not needed if you just want to compile the games and play. The contents of this archive is used to create the archetypes, bmaps, font, and X PixMap (XPM) files You only need it if you want to add new archetypes, mess around with the existing ones, or recreate some files. You also need this if you want to create the images for the html versions of the playbook and handbook, but read the notes about the doc archive below.

crossfire-0.92.9.doc.tar.gz: This contains all the preformatted documentation from the doc directory (really, everything there is.) What you get is postscript versions of the spoiler and handbook, along with html versions WITH all images premade (this is the only archive that has the GIF images premade). What you don't get is the source code for the latex spoiler and handbook. If you just play the game but would like full documentation, this is the archive to get. Everything in here can be recreated if with tar and arch archives.

crossfire-0.92.9.maps.tar.gz contains all the maps. Minor changes made to some maps, and an apartment map added to the starting city.

FOR FIRST TIME USERS: You will need the crossfire-0.92.9.tar.gz and crossfire-0.92.9.maps.tar.gz file. You do not need the crossfire-0.92.9.arch.tar.gz file. If you just want to play the game at some remote server and have no interesting in compiling it, you may then want to get the crossfire-0.92.9.doc.tar.gz file.

There are no changes to the client or the sounds stuff - you can safely get an older version of those if needed.

Crossfire is avaible on the following ftp sites


  • ra.pyramid.com:/pub/crossfire (
  • ftp.ifi.uio.no:/pub/crossfire (


  • ftp.real-time.com/pub/games/crossfire (
  • yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au:/pub/crossfire (
  • ftp.cs.city.ac.uk:/pub/games/crossfire/
  • ftp.sunet.se:/pub/unix/games/crossfire (
  • ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp:/pub/games/crossfire

I uploaded this version to just ra - it should be on the other ftp sites in a short time.

Mark Wedel